Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth required four stitches in his left index finger on June 16 for the personal injuries he suffered when he was bitten by one of his dogs. However, he says that since it was not his throwing hand, he can still pitch.
As he shagged balls in center field during the team’s batting practice later that day, his finger was wrapped in tape, which could be seen protruding from his glove. Reportedly, the bite reached a tendon, but caused no serious damage.
According to Farnsworth, at approximately 7:30 a.m. CT, his two American bulldogs, Strike and Rambo, got into a fight, apparently over the affections of his children. He said that he was bitten by one of the dogs when he tried to break up the fight.
Farnsworth says he believes Rambo was the one to deliver the wound, but he is uncertain. He says it’s not the first time he’s had to split up a fight between the two.
Farnsworth said that there is no concern over rabies because the dogs are current on their shots.
According to Royals manager Trey Hillman, Farnsworth is not expected to miss any time.
“That’s how I start my mornings off,” joked Farnsworth about the incident. “Wrestling with bulldogs.”